Monosodium glutamate, which was recently in news:
- is a sodium salt of an amino acid
- acts as the excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system
- is said to be the cause of Chinese restaurant syndrome
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
The troubling ingredient is monosodium glutamate was making news because India's favourite go-to food option, our two-minute noodle friend Maggi, was said to have higher content of it, which proves dangerous for human health.
This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module